RE:[CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale


From: "Steve Birmingham" <sbirmingham@mindspring.com>
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Subject: RE:[CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 16:32:23 -0400
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Interesting bike. Picture 4, especially the bigger version seems to show a serial #SB1015, but with the SB lightly stamped. If that is the serial #, it would almost certainly be a Raleigh.

Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma USA

Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:19:35 -0700 From: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry1@sbcglobal.net> Message: 1

Hello group,

O.K., so here's my quandary: I'm in the process of liquidating "Aladdin's Cave" as some of youse well know. This is a group of bikes which I purchased in an estate sale type situation.

One of the bikes has got me puzzled a bit. At first I thought that she was a Motobecane 753 Team Champion. But she has British/ISO cups in the bottom bracket ( confirmed this on Sheldon Brown's website (http://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bottombrackets.html). So is she a Raleigh? Or another English builder perhaps? Who out there has a knowledgeable answer?

All of the bikes in The Cave were English and from the same mid to late 1970's time period. Whatever she is, she is a very nice 753 bike which I am selling. Take a look at the photos I've posted on wooljersey:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/John-T-Pergolizzi/Raleigh/?g2_page=1

I'm looking for $995.00 plus actual shipping via UPS Ground; packing is included.

Thanks youse one and all,

John T.Pergolizzi

La Jolla, Ca